Raewyn Atkinson has a Bachelor of Art degree, majoring in Art History.
She has received a number of art awards during her 25 year practice, most recently the Premiere Portage Award (for the second time) and Juror’s Award at the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2015 in South Korea.
Her work was included in the curated 2010 Ceramic Biennale, Korero, Conversations in Clay, Taipei, Taiwan.
Residencies and visiting artist experiences include the Shigaraki Ceramic Centre, Japan, Canberra School of Arts, Australia and the University of Manoa, Hawaii. The longest and most recent residency has been at the School of Art Practice at U.C. Berkeley, California.
Perhaps the most influential residency, however, has been the Artist to Antarctic fellowship awarded in 2000, which inspired Raewyn to use the qualities of porcelain as an expressive medium. Her work is held in many private and public collections including the New Zealand National Museum, Te Papa, The Los Angeles County Museum, USA and the Shigaraki Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan.